The Role of Human Dimension to Safe Working Condition in the Construction Industry: A conceptual framework


  • Ayodele Alejo Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Aigbavboa C.O 1Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • D.O Aghimien 2 School of Arts, Design and Architecture, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom


Human dimension, safe, working conditions, construction industry


This study aims to introduce the concept of human aspects in safe working conditions for the construction industry and identify application domains. Although human dimension is a field that has been around for a while in most safety-critical industries, it is still relatively new to many developing countries' construction industries. The primary goal of this study was to determine how important human variables are to safe working conditions in the construction industry. The framework of human aspects to safe working conditions in the construction sector was developed through a survey of the literature. The contribution of human dimensions to safety in the construction industry was measured using factors such as physical aging, knowledge of safety, forbidding drinking habits, influence of marital status and number of dependents, educational level and status, attitude of the individual, and communication. Results showed that safe and productive work environments can provide several advantages for both companies and employees. These findings contribute to the development of a more sustainable, productive, and healthy work environment. The construction industry in developing nations should be able to produce safer projects using this framework in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 9 (SDGs), which translates into a workable solution to the industry's hazardous character.




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